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Monday, February 20, 2023

Two-Tone Flora, Best Family Ever, Fancy Flora, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello. Today I have an fun card for you that I found on Pinterest. You can see the original card here. I had been struggling with this die. It's big and it covers the whole 5-1/2" x 4-1/4" card front.  I have plans for another card using this die. I'll share it with you in a few days. But for today I will tell you how I made this one. 

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Pool Party card stock. The card opens on the right and the fold is on the left. I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock and taped it to the inside.

Next I cut a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" piece of Vellum. I did cut it just a bit shy of those measurements. 

Then I cut the Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Fancy Flora" 6" x 6" stack. The die is from the "Two-Tone Flora" bundle.  I glued this piece to the vellum. Dimensionals were added to the back and the piece was careful set in place on the front of the card base.

The flower is from the "Two-Tone Flora" set and was stamped using Calypso Coral ink. I stamped off on the larger flower part and used ink right from the pad on the detailed stamp. Isn't it a pretty flower? The leaves were made using the "Bough" punch on Old Olive card stock. There is a leaf stamp and die in the set but I wanted solid leaves.

I cut a 3/8" x 4-1/4" strip of Pool Party card stock and glued it about 1-1/4" from the bottom of the card. Then the flower was set in place using Dimensionals. I slipped the leaves under the flower with some glue on the ends. 

The words are from the "Best Family Ever" set and were stamped using black Memento ink. I punched them with the "Classic Label" (retired) punch. I was going to trim them on my paper cutter but since they fit inside this punch, I went with the punch. I really wanted them straight. Sometimes I have trouble trimming the smaller pieces. I set the words in place with a Dimensional on the left side and a dot of glue on the right side. And that was it, the card was done.

I am not a big fan of the card, I prefer to use that pretty DSP as is and not die cut. I have big plans for the flowers in the "Two-Tone Flora" set!! It's extremely versatile!

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop in and see today's birthday card,


KardsbyKadie said...

WOW Wanda.......So much PRETTY to look at with this card.
Thanks for sharing.

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

That die cut is gorgeous! Beautiful card! It's one I had a really hard time passing on.